Definition of 'ease'
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Yet these obviously fake painkillers have been found to significantly ease chronic back pain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was found to be a less controversial way to just ease them out. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So why not look at more inventive ways of easing the burden? The Sun (2016)Within a few moments the pain was easing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But there are ways to ease stress in the workplace. The Sun (2016)We are eased back into real life by the pubs and the little stalls selling food and gadgets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You glide through life with ease. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They’re also programming the bacteria to have a limited life span to ease any concerns about introducing genetically engineered microbes into the environment. Smithsonian Mag (2017)But such ease of manner, such confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The oil is already known to ease arthritis. The Sun (2007)She seems less at ease as the character gets older. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They are said to be trying to ease her back into a normal life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was a warmth in his voice and an ease of manner that took me aback. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Work your fingers gently under the skin carefully easing it away from the meat. The Sun (2012)Nor does the worry ease for a minute for their families at home. The Sun (2010)The ear cups pivot for extra ease and comfort. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We have lifted our speed up to maximum and then slowly ease it down. The Sun (2012)Its toxicity lies in the way it both eases the burden of proof and widens the definition. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There was a contradiction with the ease of my life and the difficulty of theirs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are drugs that can help ease nerve pain. The Sun (2010)Having the other couple there certainly helped to ease the difficulty. Christianity Today (2000)To ease the tax burden on single income families? The Sun (2008)This should ease the anxiety for him. The Sun (2008)Use this fact to ease your awkwardness in the company of people who are dying. Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)They were totally at ease talking about their age difference. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The overwhelming bulk of the quantitative easing programme has involved buying gilts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As a result of these processes we are able to remove ourselves from the physical threat with ease and increased speed. Healthy By Nature (1994)Maybe your concerns will ease off. The Sun (2011)For ease of reference they are all set out on page 74 of his book. Choice, Rationality, and Social Theory (1988)The law-abiding majority will rightly worry about the ease with which the police can access confidential data. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This was highlighted by job insecurities persisting in October and growth of workplace activity easing to only a marginal pace. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'ease'
British English: ease VERB
If something unpleasant eases or if you ease it, it is reduced in degree, speed, or intensity.
Tensions had eased.
Definition of ease from the Collins English Dictionary
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